Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane will look to continue their partnership in the middle to guide India to a big first-innings total on day three of the second Test at the Perth Stadium on Sunday. Australia, on the other hand, will look to dismiss Kohli’s wicket early in order expose Indian tail.
Virat Kohli braved all odds to score a brilliant century on day three of the second Test. The Indian skipper brought up his 25th Test century in 214 balls, his seventh against Australia and sixth Down Under. Only Australian legend Don Bradman (68) had taken fewer innings to score 25 Test hundreds.
Kohli led India’s fightback from 8/2 to 172/2 with a dogged 82 off 181 balls at stumps on day two. The world’s top-ranked Test batsman needed just 18 runs to score his fifth Test ton of the year and he took five overs to reach the three-figure mark on day three.